API Management

Microsoft Azure API Management is a turnkey solution for publishing APIs to external and internal consumers. Quickly create consistent and modern API gateways for existing backend services hosted anywhere, secure and protect them from abuse and overuse, and gain insights into usage and health. Plus, automate and scale developer onboarding to help get your API program up and running in no time.

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  1. Deploy API management on-site

    We expost a number of developer API endpoints that are controlled via various API keys and products. We are looking to bring the functionality fully in-house and API management looks to fit the bill. Thus far it looks like there is only AZURE cloud... self-hosted would be ideal.

    623 votes
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      planned  ·  16 comments  ·  Service management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add monetization ability of API

      It is a common practice for API service developers to link the resource counts or product plans to pricing. The preference is for either integration ability to 3rd party services (ex. Braintree) or direct implementation so API developers can collect payment for services.

      580 votes
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        planned  ·  22 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integration with Azure KeyVault

        Currently, we store sensitive information in API Portal - Properties and use them as {{key}}

        Provide integration of Azure KeyVault so that sensitive information can be stored in Azure KeyVault and allow using it inside API methods or policies like {{vault:key}}

        By this feature, we will be able to centralize all the keys in the Azure KeyVault and use Properties only for non-sensitive information.

        271 votes
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          planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Use Azure Key Vault-managed client certificates in Azure API Management

          A while ago we enabled the use of Azure Key Vault-managed SSL certificates for custom domain names in API Management. We are working to expand this feature to certificates used for mutual certificate authentication between the gateway and a backend.

          129 votes
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            planned  ·  2 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Purge cache from external system

            To control caching time of API-returned items aggressively and issue a command to purge cache when from external system that is aware when items are refreshed. Refresh cycle is not periodic, and can vary.

            111 votes
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              5 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Log x-forwarded-for header in API Management Gateway log

              If API Management is fronted by a WAF or Proxy the IP logged in the API Management Gateway log is not the original IP.

              WAF's like the Application Gateway Web Application Firewall do add an x-forwarded-for header however the current API Management Gateway log does not include it.

              54 votes
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                planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • http2

                Enable http2 for the API Management

                48 votes
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                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Service management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Update the Developer Portal design and styling, it is outdated

                  Update the design with more neutral styling as common on many developer portals out there, or simply make it more inline with the new Azure Portal. The center page layout does not fit with anything anymore.

                  47 votes
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                    planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Service Health Available API

                    It's great that subscription level Incident and notifications are flowing into the management portal when I sign in. What about providing the same info in the API so I can integrate it into my own operational systems?

                    45 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • different endpoint for an operation based on product

                      Would be nice to have the option to define a different endpoint to different products. This will allow to define a 'test' and 'live' products that works with different environments. While at the same time the developers keys, examples, etc are all in one place.

                      38 votes
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                        planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Defining APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support webhooks for notifications

                        All API Management notifications are currently done via email.
                        It would be great to add webhooks as a potential destination so we can automate certain process with services like Logic Apps.

                        31 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Send an email to a user once their subscription has been activated

                          When a developer subscribes to a product that requires activation, they're not currently notified when their subscription is approved.

                          28 votes
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                            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Developer portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Expose API Management Events

                            Expose events from API Management.

                            Example would be, a user registers. Currently we get an email. It would be nice if it was an event we could subscribe to (WebHook or API Call or Service Bus message.. etc) so that we could use the user registration as the start of a workflow.
                            Another example would be if a user requests a Product, having an event we could leverage things like PowerApp/Flow/Logic App to start an approval process or setup their development environment.

                            Simple Event list that would have the most value:
                            -User Created
                            -User Requested Subscription
                            -Issue Created

                            25 votes
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                              planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Service management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SOAP import WSDL with external XSD

                              All our SOAP services files use external XSD files that are imported into the WSDL. To import these in API Management, we need to merge the files into one big WSDL.

                              It would be nice if we could import the WSDL and the imported XSD files without the need to create a "merged" WSDL

                              23 votes
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                                planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Defining APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Log custom traces to Application Insights

                                Provide a policy to log custom traces to Azure Application Insights, similar to the log-to-eventhub policy.

                                19 votes
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                                  planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Policies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Filtering APIs and operations based on tags

                                  1. Is it possible to see on the APIs page, while trying to filter based on tags, just the tags correspondent to the APIs and not also the tags defined for operations? (If an user of the API portal will want to filter the APIs it will be difficult to choose a proper tag value because there are, for example, more than 30 tags into the drop down and the actual tags for the APIs are for example just 4-5 … )

                                  2. Is it possible not to see the tags defined for APIs into the operation page while trying…

                                  18 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Developer portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display Name Not Unique

                                    I'm not sure why the operation's display name needs to be unique but if it does then it should include the operation verb in the uniqueness check.

                                    Having these two operations:

                                    POST \users
                                    GET \users

                                    Should not cause an error that the Display Name is not unique. Both of the operations should be allowed to be named "\users".

                                    16 votes
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                                      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Defining APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow tagging/categorization of APIs, operations, policies

                                      Either a single hierarchical category field or use flat tags where multiple can be applied to the same resource.

                                      12 votes
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                                        planned  ·  3 comments  ·  API management experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for IPV6

                                        Due to new Apple requirements (all apps must works over IPV6) we need to reach our Azure API Management through this protocol. Actually the AAAA is not present for any endpoint.

                                        12 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Service management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • APIM Environments

                                          Image we have two APIM instances
                                          APIM-memberaccount-Staging forwards requests to Staging memberaccount API
                                          APIM-memberaccount-Production forwards requests to Production memberaccount API

                                          One day Devops wants to make changes to APIM-memberaccount-Staging, what he / she needs to do
                                          1) Delete all APIM-memberaccount-Staging configuration
                                          2) Get all the APIM-memberaccount-Production configuration, and import them into APIM-memberaccount-Staging, so staging APIM has same configuration as production APIM
                                          3) Update APIM-memberaccount-Staging to point to Staging memberaccount API
                                          4) Make changes til QA is passed
                                          5) Delete all APIM-memberaccount-Production configuration
                                          6) Get all the APIM-memberaccount-Staging configuration, and import them into APIM-memberaccount-Production, so production APIM has same configuration as…

                                          11 votes
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